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The New Arab Staff

Abdul Aziz al-Taei


Iraq's PM has vowed to press ahead with reforms, pledging to punish those responsible for wave of kidnappings in Baghdad, and warned of a 'campaign' to undermine government.

03 September, 2015

Local and medical sources in Iraq's Anbar province in say 46 civilians were killed and 53 others were injured in an airstrike carried out by Iraqi forces on Thursday.

03 September, 2015

Islamic State on Thursday claimed a suicide attack that killed two top Iraqi generals along with other soldiers in Iraq's Anbar province where troops are battling the extremists.

27 August, 2015

Forces raid an underground cellar in the port of Basra near the border with Kuwait and discover explosives suspected of belonging to local militias.

20 July, 2015

Thousands of people fleeing Anbar are stuck at checkpoints or being denied entry to safe areas by Iraqi security forces.

26 May, 2015

Iraqi prime minister promises to reclaim the entire country from militants after retaking Tikrit from the Islamic State group.

01 April, 2015

Haider al-Abadi predicts "salvation" for IS-controlled city despite setbacks, withdrawals and Iraqi forces calling on US airstrikes for the first time.

26 March, 2015

Politicians and the media have remained silent about a mass killing of members of an Iraqi tribe, according to local reports.

02 March, 2015

Haider al-Abadi to use visit to Washington to ask for US ground troops to support offensive against IS-controlled cities in Iraq, source tells al-Araby al-Jadeed.

26 February, 2015

Kurdish Peshmerga forces and the Shia Popular Mobilisation forces will share control of the oil rich Iraqi city of Kirkuk in a deal that they hope will defuse ongoing tension.

22 February, 2015